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Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Freshwater Fishing Regulations

FRESHWATER FISHERY NOTICE

In-Season Regulation Changes

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In-season changes current to January 31, 2018

NOTE: These changes are IN ADDITION TO the published regulations unless noted otherwise here. Be sure to check the published regulations as found in the online version of the 2017-2019 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.

Water In-Season Change Effective Dates
Kootenay Lake - Main Body Rainbow trout release north of a line between fishing boundary signs posted at Lost Ledge Creek & Salisbury Creek, Feb 1-June 10

Removal of no fishing regulation:
North of a line between fishing boundary signs posted at Argenta and Mosquito Landing

AND

North of a line between fishing boundary signs posted at Lost Ledge Creek and Salisbury Creek, Feb 1-June 10
October 5, 2018
Duncan River Downstream of the confluence with the Lardeau River: Rainbow trout release, bull trout daily quota = 2 (any size), bait ban, EXEMPT from regional Nov 1-Mar 31 bull trout release.

Removal of no fishing regulation:
Downstream of the confluence with the Lardeau River Nov 1-Feb 28 and Apr 1-Oct 14
October 5, 2018
Kootenay Lake - Upper West Arm

Kokanee release all year, EXCEPT April 1- 3, May1-3 , June 1-3 and July 1-3

NOTE: The combined daily quota for kokanee from the Upper West Arm (when open to kokanee harvest) and the Lower West Arm (when open to kokanee harvest) cannot exceed 5.

April 1, 2018
Kootenay Lake - Main Body

Increasing the bull trout daily quota from 1 to 2 (only one of which may be > 50cm). Increasing the trout/char daily quota from 4 to 5.

February 1, 2018
Upper West Arm of Kootenay Lake

Kokanee release all year, EXCEPT Apr 1-Apr 2, May 1-May 2, June 1-June 2, and July 1-July 2 when kokanee daily quota = 5.

NOTE: the combined daily quota for kokanee from the Upper West Arm (when open to kokanee harvest) and the Lower West Arm (when open to kokanee harvest) cannot exceed 5.

April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018